Cherry Tomatoes

Can a Pepper Cross Pollinate With a Cherry Tomato?

Supred1 added on April 23, 2011 | Answered

My husband planted a pepper plant next to a cherry tomato plant in our graden. The cherry tomato plant has a growth on it that is in the shape of a pepper.

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Answered on April 27, 2011

No, they cannot. It sounds like you have a mislabled plant or a fused fruit. There are varieties of tomatoes called stuffers that can look very similar to peppers, they are even hollow inside like peppers (and good for stuffing, hence the name stuffers).

There is also a condition where two or more blossoms fuse together and the fruit essentially grows as a siamese twin fruit. This can also give the tomato a pepper like shape.

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